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  • LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test

    01/11/2019 8:15:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 11, 2019 | Scott Johnson and Peter Kiefer
    With swelling transient encampments abutting seven-figure homes, the beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area’s showbiz residents. After the first attack, Randy Osborn figured it was just his turn. Tire slashings in his east Venice Beach neighborhood had become commonplace. But when his vintage Land Rover was hit a sixth time in the course of a few months, Osborn, who runs a small virtual reality company and has lived in Venice for seven years, began to worry he was being singled...
  • Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get...Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal

    01/10/2019 6:13:10 PM PST · by walford · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10th January 2019 | Phoebe Cooke
    A PROFESSOR is facing the sack after using "feminist buzzwords" to get an entire passage from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" published in an academic journal. Peter Boghossian helped create a series of spoof academic papers to satirise a number of fields including what he describes as the "grievance studies" - including fields on gender, obesity and homosexuality. Assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian appears defiant for his role in the elaborate hoax. The assistant philosophy professor at Portland State University in Oregon penned a total of 20 "intentionally broken" and "nonsense" papers with the help of two collaborators. Each of one was...
  • Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time

    01/07/2019 6:36:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    AP ^ | January 7, 2019
    The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday the 85-year-old Ginsburg is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21.
  • Mizzou Official: Tall Man Asking Short Woman Out Could Be Considered 'Sexual Harassment'

    12/28/2018 6:28:46 PM PST · by fungoking · 25 replies
    30 ABC St Louis ^ | 12/28/2018 | Staff
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — If a man asks a woman out on a date, and he is taller than her, can that be considered "sexual harassment"? According to a former University of Missouri vice chancellor, the answer is yes. Court documents filed by a black male student (John Doe) at Mizzou quote testimony by the former official, but the university calls Doe's claims "inaccurate" and "out of context". Doe was suspended from the University of Missouri for four years due to findings from a Title IX case is suing the school for racial and sexual discrimination. School officials ruled that Doe...
  • The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

    12/27/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    And this year ends with our loser ruling class shedding any pretense of legitimacy in its quest to reclaim the power we took back from it in 2016. The reaction to Donald Trump by our alleged betters - SPOILER: They are much, much worse than us - is instructive. They have abandoned all the principles they once claimed to support - democracy, civil rights, due process, and equality. None of those principles help them to keep or regain power anymore, so they are expendable. As are you. Liberalism was always a lie and a scam, right from its sordid...
  • Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

    12/26/2018 5:48:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2018 | Emily Badger
    Seattle does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city’s worst traits: its $5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present dissonance between those two. As San Francisco’s troubles have grown more vivid, so too has its status as other cities’ worst nightmare. In Portland, Oakland and Sacramento, residents and pundits have voiced dread at becoming The Next San Francisco, where the middle class is disappearing. San Francisco is worried, too — about becoming Manhattan. That fear has lurked for decades behind every new proposed skyscraper. And now cranes are erecting...
  • About those holiday discussions of politics, liberalism and TRUMP...

    12/24/2018 7:13:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/12/18 | Arizona Steve -edit
    Mark Levin interviews Jon Voight about Jon's #walkaway from Hollywood progressivism to conservatism and Jon's decision to support Donald Trump early on. Later on, Jon goes deeper into why Donald Trump is the right person to bring back the God-inspired principles of our nation's founding.
  • Marching to the leftist drummer

    12/20/2018 4:25:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Carl Schwitzer
    Careful scrutiny of how the left operates reveals a tiered hierarchy. There is a small cadre of elite leftist leaders who know the true nature of the evil that they perpetrate. This leadership is utterly self-serving and utterly cynical. This is where you find the true psychopaths, racial eugenicists, etc. Examples include Vladimir Lenin, Lavrentiy Beria, Heinrich Himmler, and George Soros. They have a praetorian guard of similarly elite true believers in the causes trundled out for consumption by the leadership. These are intelligent, motivated, and charismatic champions of causes like environmentalism, multiculturalism, Malthusianism, etc. These are the people who...
  • Opinions: Climate-change deniers are a danger to our security

    12/19/2018 7:26:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Imagine during the Cold War that one political party, in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Soviet Union was engaged in espionage against the United States, had a nuclear arsenal pointed at the United States, kept Eastern Europe under its thumb and imprisoned dissenters, refused to consider the Soviet Union a danger - of any sort - to the United States or other Western democracies. And they would offer no credible evidence to the contrary, but rather assert that it was all a hoax. Besides, they’d insist (with no evidence) that it was too expensive to address the challenge...
  • Oregon may require middle, high schoolers undergo annual mental health exams

    12/15/2018 7:25:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    statesmanjournal.com | Dec. 13, 2018 | Natalie Pate, Salem Statesman Journal
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  • Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

    12/14/2018 11:35:13 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-2018 | Holly McKay
    As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear...
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech

    12/13/2018 11:43:59 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 45 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/13/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution. Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying “if you want positive search results, do positive things." CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee...
  • This is why I dislike liberals

    12/12/2018 2:10:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 5, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    I have a lefty friend who never stops insulting me because of my conservative and Christian views. Sometimes I wonder how I remain friends with him, but I’m a pretty easygoing person. He sent me an email the other day with the most vile, false stereotypes about conservatives and Christians, and said this is why he can’t stand us. So I thought why don’t I show him what it’s like to have someone portray your viewpoints as all offensive stereotypes? Conservatives are too nice, we’re too polite; we want to believe liberals have good intentions, they’re just misguided. So here’s...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • If...You Are A Fascist

    12/12/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by walford · 14 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/11/2018 | walford
    The Left is fond of calling we who hold to the principles of freedom, self-empowerment, equality under the law, law-and-order, strong defense, family values, etc. as fascist. Let us review what fascism is about and who is actually fascist: If you have no problem with big government/high taxes because "we are the government" you are a #Statist. If you think that everything is generated by society, so resources should be allocated by its agent, the State, you are a #Collectivist. If you think private property should only be tolerated if it serves the public interest as determined by the...
  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/11/2018 10:32:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    #1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become angry and hostile. They rage against the unearned guilt of others rather than face their own. It absolves them of their own perceived guilt, by condemning others in a way they don’t have to condemn themselves. # 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends...
  • Mark Dice: Science Proves It (Science proves liberal brains are different)

    12/10/2018 2:08:09 PM PST · by ImaGraftedBranch · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/3/2018 | Mark Dice
    Michael Savage was right after all - Liberalism IS a mental disorder. Their brains have now been proven to be completely lacking reactions of disgust in processing images that make conservatives reel with disgust.
  • Reply to query "sociological analysis military liberals" (why are there so many?)

    12/07/2018 7:26:01 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 25 replies
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | July 1, 1997 | THOMAS E. RICKS
    U.S. military personnel of all ranks are feeling increasingly alienated from their own country, and are becoming both more conservative and more politically active than ever before. Do they see America clearly?
  • Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?

    12/04/2018 4:25:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cornel West
    W hy is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in our midst? What stands in the way of our capacity to grasp the undeniable need for justice for Palestinians and the understandable fear of annihilation of the Jews in Israel? Is the only option a desperate Palestinian counter-violent struggle against the structural and military violence of the occupying Israeli state? The recent firing of Marc Lamont Hill by CNN for calling for a free Palestine once again opens up this Pandora’s box – with little, if any, hope...